Anyone interested in child development, or planning to work with children in the future, will be fascinated by this course. As well as core modules in Social, Developmental, Biological and Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics that will give you a BPS-recognised Psychology degree, you will take a series of specialist Child Development modules in years one, two and three that will give you a chance to study childrenâs thoughts, emotions and behaviour in great detail. You will be able to do a work placement in a child-centred setting, and you will complete an original research study under the supervision of an active developmental researcher. If you want to see how children play or how they interact with their carers or peers, you will have access to our purpose-built Child Observation Suite. If you want to see what is happening inside their heads, we have a fantastic Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience lab with a wide range of imaging equipment designed for children of all ages. If you are interested in Educational Psychology, we have lots of links with local schools and other childrenâs services, providing opportunities to study language development, literacy, peer relations, online safeguarding, antisocial behaviour and bullying.
You can get involved in the research carried out by our staff, both as a participant and as a researcher, and not just through your classes and final year projects - there are paid research student internships and part-time research assistant positions available. You can also take part in conference talks, research publications and research grants - our current students regularly publish themselves, or become members of the editorial panel of âDiffusionâ, UCLanâs own undergraduate research journal.
Some of our graduates pursue a career in psychology by undertaking postgraduate training to become professional psychologists, including our BPS-accredited Masterâs programmes. However, UCLan graduates are valued more broadly, and others utilise the skills that our degree encourages to take graduate-level positions in a range of organisations, including the Police, Prison Service, NHS, social and community services, health authorities and in the pharmaceutical industry, and in education and training.
Year 1: Compulsory Modules: Methods and Practice of Psychological Inquiry, Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology, Introduction to Psychobiology and Cognition, Current Topics in Psychology. Year 1 Optional Modules: Topics in Forensic and Criminal Psychology, Psychology of the Media, Baby Minds Psychology of Infant Development, Social Media and Cyberpsychological Behaviour, Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders, Brain and Behaviour.
Year 2: Compulsory Modules: Psychological Research 1 Design and Quantitative Methods, Psychological Research 2 Qualitative Methods, Social and Developmental Psychology, Cognitive and Physiological Psychology, Individual Differences, Neurocognitive Development & Disorders. Year 2 Optional Modules: Clinical Psychology, Cyberpsychology Identity and Online Behaviour, Forensic Psychology, Topics and Techniques in Neuroscience.
Year 3: Compulsory Modules: Developmental Psychology Project, Applying Psychology to the Educational Setting, Advanced Developmental Psychopathology. Year 3 Optional Modules:Psychology Placement Module, EITHER Violent and Sexual Offending OR Crime Impacts and Consequences, EITHER Neuropsychological Disorders and Techniques OR Brain Treatments and Behaviour, EITHER Application of Clinical Psychology Practice Clinical Research Service Delivery OR Cognitive Behaviour Assessment and Treatment Planning in Clinical Psychology, EITHER Psychological Aspects of Cyberspace Theory Research and Applications OR Understanding Human Behaviour in Cyberspace Current Problems Debates & Insights.
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Preston’s such a lovely student city – there’s something on each night and the prices are amazing, it’s really geared toward students. Warehouse and The Ship Inn saw the most of my nights out in town. It’s not really a bustling metropolis, but less distractions = more work done! And if you’re wanting a huge night, Liverpool’s about half an hour on the train and is amazing. My course is great, with fascinating, empathetic teachers who really support and encourage us, and the facilities are top notch. The Student Union is also incredibly supportive, and they always have time for us.
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Honestly I could not recommend UCLan anymore than I am. I wholeheartedly believe that the lecturers are there to help you learn and grow as a person rather to just keep up rankings. You are made to feel like an individual and not just another student.
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